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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Merchants say no to low-grade tobacco

Preparations for the 2015 tobacco marketing season have started with merchants indicating that they will not be buying low-grade leaves this season. An oversupply of tobacco on the international market is expected and this may affect local prices.
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jan 26, 2015 21:50
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[Africa] Ghana Likely To Face Sanctions Over Tobacco Control Protocol

some officials of government have arranged a meeting with major players in the tobacco industry for the purposes of addressing “their concerns”. The meeting which is said to be at the instigation of the Ministry of Trade and Industry is to be chaired by
SpyGhana.com (gh)
added Jan 26, 2015 21:28
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[Africa] Botswana's successful anti-smoking drive comes to Kenya

in Kenya, the World Health Organisation has found that fifteen percent of Kenyans aged between 13 and 15 use tobacco...In some African countries, child smokers now outnumber adult smokers. This shocking rise is storing up huge problems for Africa.
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Jan 26, 2015 21:17
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco marketing season preps underway

amid indications that there could be an oversupply of the crop on the international market, which could lead to lower prices. The expected glut in supply has resulted in merchants putting in strict conditions for the quality of leaf they want to buy.
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jan 23, 2015 13:37
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Zim to miss tobbaco production target

Most of the tobacco crop is showing signs of distress due to excessive rains, raising fears that the country may not meet the 2015 target to produce 220 million kilograms.Total flue cured tobacco output last year amounted to 216 million kg, compared to 1
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jan 23, 2015 13:35
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[Africa] Fast Track on Drug for Ebola Has Faltered

Production of ZMapp began in August at one of these facilities, Kentucky BioProcessing, which is now owned by Reynolds American, the cigarette company. That output is slated for the clinical trials beginning next month.
New York Times
added Jan 23, 2015 11:32
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[Africa, South Africa] Cape Town pushes for legal clarity on e-cigarettes

THE City of Cape Town says it will escalate its efforts ... "We have indicated on numerous occasions our intention to consider legislation to regulate e-cigarettes in South Africa … these we said because the current Tobacco Act does not include e-cigaret
Business Day (za)
added Jan 14, 2015 10:15
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[Africa] How Tobacco Continues To Remain Zimbabwe’s King Crop

Tobacco is playing a surprisingly important role. Last year, local Zimbabwean companies expended funds in the neighbourhood of $29 million on tobacco imports, which was used to enhance the quality of the locally grown Virginia tobacco in order to make ci
VENTURES AFRICA (ng)
added Jan 13, 2015 14:37
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Companies import over $29m tobacco for blending

Local companies last year spent $29,3 million on tobacco imports that they use for blending with locally grown Virginia tobacco to make cigarettes. The companies imported about 8,1 million kilogrammes from nine countries at an average price of $3,64 per
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jan 12, 2015 09:05
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] 87 000 register to grow tobacco

More than 16 000 farmers have registered with the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board to grow tobacco for the first time during the 2014/ 15 season. Statistics from the TIMB show that by January 2, 87 852 farmers had registered to grow tobacco throughout
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jan 10, 2015 15:52
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